Pulse  02/18/2009

CALIFORNIA Turner Construction Co. was given approval by Northern Inyo Hospital to proceed with the $42-million phase two of a hospital expansion project. Phase two includes a new central plant, emergency rooms, ICU, CCU, three operating rooms and 26 patient rooms in a new two-story, 56,000-sq-ft facility.Construction will begin in March 2009 and is scheduled for completion in March 2011. Turner had managed the $12.7-million first phase of Northern Inyo Hospital’s expansion project, which was completed in March 2008. It included a radiology laboratory and support facility. Turner Construction Co. 1211 H St., Sacramento 95814-1912. DR# 08-00714115.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The joint venture of Columbia Enterprises/Forrester Construction has been awarded a $10-million design-build renovation contract for the interior of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The project involves the conversion of existing spaces into an additional 40,000-sq-ft of meeting space and the installation of folding partitions to allow for more flexible use of space, as well as the relocation of existing office spaces. Columbia Enterprises Inc. 738 7th St. SE, Washington D.C. 20003-2739; Forrester Construction Co. 12231 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, Md. 20852-1723. DR# 09-00412568.

FLORIDA Hensel Phelps Construction Co. was awarded a $121-million firm fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., District, for construction of the new FY09 Special Forces Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The work includes clearing, grubbing, earthwork and erosion control on a 350-acre containment site and 130-acre access road, and construction of a road system, electrical and communications distribution, water wells, elevated storage tanks, water distribution system, wastewater collection system and storm-drain systems. Buildings will include a group headquarters, 4-Battalion headquarters/company operations facility, combat readiness training facility and a dining facility. Site work includes pavements, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, site utilities and landscaping. The estimated completion date is August 2011. Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Estimatore 6557 Hazeltine Dr #1, Orlando 32522-5000. DR# 08-00813157.

FLORIDA The Tampa Port Authority has approved a $13.3-million contract with Manhattan Construction Co. for the design and construction of a parking-garage expansion at Channelside in Tampa. The design will add a minimum of 720 new parking spaces and includes cantilevers to eliminate the need for an extra level. Manhattan Construction Co. 204 S. Hoover Blvd. 112, Tampa 33609-3578. DR# 08-00771216.

NEBRASKA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to URS Corp. to provide security, disaster, infrastructure and construction services worldwide. This contract covers time-sensitive construction and infrastructure repair related to natural and man-made disasters, and has a two-year base period and one three-year renewal option. URS Corp. 9901 I-10 West, Suite 350, San Antonio, Texas 78230. DR# 07-00838442.

NEW HAMPSHIRE Jacobs Engineering was awarded a contract by the Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, to provide construction management services for a new medium-security federal correctional institution in Berlin, N.H. The design-build project encompasses a 590,000-sq-ft facility to house 1,152 inmates. The project’s construction value is estimated at over $240 million. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, PO Box 7084, Pasadena Calif. 91109-7084.

NEW JERSEY The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded Don Jon Marine Co. a $31-million firm fixed-price contract for dredging and deepening the existing 47-ft mean low water Federal Navigation Channel System to a depth of 52-ft. The project consists of dredging and disposal of non-rock as well as possible drilling, blasting, dredging and disposal of rock. Work will be performed at New York and New Jersey Harbor west of Newark Bay. Don Jon Marine Co. 1250 Hillside Ave, Hillside, N.J. 07205. DR# 08-00748695.

TEXAS Sundt Construction Inc. was awarded an $87-million contract for design and construction of an unaccompanied enlisted-personnel housing barracks at Fort Bliss. The project is required by the Army’s Military Construction Transformation Initiatives, and will provide permanent housing and laundry facilities. The estimated completion date is April 2011. Sundt Construction, Inc. 2620 S. 55th St., Tempe, Ariz. 85282. DR# 08-00656400

Bid/Proposal Dates

VIRGINIA 2/25—Fluvanna County Public Schools, PO Box 419, Palmyra, Va. 22963, new Fluvanna High School. The three-story, 260,000-sq-ft high school will serve 1,500 students and feature a gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium and athletic fields. It is estimated at $40-million, and will seek LEED certification. BCWH Inc. 1840 W. Broad St. Suite 400, Richmond, Va. 23220-2151. DR# 04-00639755.

NEVADA 3/4 Southern Nevada Water Authority, 100 City Parkway, Suite 700, Las Vegas 89106-4603, Lake Mead Intake No. 3 water-treatment plant and utility tunnel. The $105-million project includes underground civil work on the tunnel, construction of surge chambers and site preparation for a pumping station. Southern Nevada Water Authority, 100 City Parkway, Suite 700, Las Vegas 89106-460 DR# 08-00576562

NEW JERSEY 3/6 N.J. Turnpike Authority Engineering Dept. 581 Main St., PO Box 5042, Woodbridge 07095-5050, Garden State Parkway widening of interchange. The project includes the widening of the parkway from Mile 75.0 to Mile 80.8, as well as paving and work on signage and beam guard rails. The project has been estimated at $70 million to $80 million. N.J. Turnpike Authority Engineering Dept. 581 Main St., PO Box 5042, Woodbridge 07095-5050. DR# 05-0092021.

NEW YORK 3/6 (request for proposals)—Town of Riverhead, 200 Howell Ave, Riverhead 11901, downtown riverfront redevelopment community revisioning. The project will include apartment/condominiums, some one-to-three stories tall others over four stories. Office and retail space are planned, as well as a museum. Pedestrian and bicycle access to the river will encorporate existing greenspaces, and a park/playground are also planned. Designs will incorporate historic structures and context of the existing riverfront. Town of Riverhead, 200 Howell Ave, Riverhead 11901. DR# 09-00423483.

CONNECTICUT 3/10 (qualification statements for CM-at-risk services)—Western Connecticut State University, 181 White St., University Hall, Lower Level, Danbury, 06810-6826, Fine and Performing Arts Center. The 144,000-sq-ft building on the Westside campus of Western Connecticut State University will house four teaching/performance spaces: an 800-seat concert hall, a 500-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater and a 200-seat recital hall, as well as support facilities. The project is estimated at $68-million. Amenta/Emma Architects, 201 Ann St., Hartford, Conn. 06103-2000. DR# 02-00770504

CALIFORNIA 3/11 (prequalified general-contractor bids only)—Orange County Board of Supervisors, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Bldg. 10 Rm. 101, Santa Ana 92701-4017, construction of Parking Structure C at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. The five-level, 725,000-sq-ft parking structure will have 2,000 parking spaces, and will accommodate the planned Terminal C. Rossetti - Jorgensen Architects, 2800 Lafayette Rd., Newport Beach, Calif. 92663-3753. DR# 07-00790458